Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Three Faces of Eve

Already quite aware of her husband's movies, I decided to catch up on Joanne Woodward's movies. I knew that she was a good actress. After all, I was very impressed by her work in The Fugitive Kind.

Here in The Three Faces of Eve, Woodward plays Eve White, a timid Southern housewife. She suffers from multiple personality disorder, her two other personalities the lively Eve Black and the refined Jane.

I admire Woodward's work in this because of her ability to switch personalities in the blink of an eye. One minute she's the quiet Eve White, the next minute she's the vivacious Eve Black. And bear in mind that The Three Faces of Eve was only Woodward's third movie (and released a year before she married Paul Newman). That showed Hollywood that a new talent has arrived.

Even with Woodward's performance, I felt there was something missing that would have made The Three Faces of Eve great. Perhaps the spark that was there when it was released but has now faded away. Still, it's a movie that's worth checking out.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. MovieNut,
    I too haven't seen that many of Woodward's films although I've seen every Newman film I can find.
    Three Faces of Eve was good but I guess I missed something because it wasn't what I expected after hearing such rave reviews over the years.
    I appreciate your honest and interesting review.


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